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Mr. Higgins comes home

by Mignola, Mike,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL Mignola
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
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Call Number  GRAPHIC NOVEL Mignola
 
 
Western Allegheny Community Library Teen Graphic Novel YAGN MIGNOLA
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Summary
Preparations begin at Castle Golga for the annual festival of the undead, as a pair of fearless vampire killers question a man hidden away in a monastery on the Baltic Sea. The mysterious Mr. Higgins wants nothing more than to avoid the scene of his wife's death, and the truth about what happened to him in that castle. However, these heroic men sworn to rid the world of the vampire scourge, inspire Higgins to venture out and to end the only suffering he really cares about--his own.


This send-up of classic vampire stories sees Mignola teaming with British artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell ( Solid State Tank Girl, No. 1 Car Spotter ) for an original graphic novel as outlandish as The Amazing Screw-On Head .
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It starts out like any good vampire story a creature lurks at night; a team of vampire hunters plans their next move; a horde of the undead gathers to worship Satan but Mignola and Johnson-Cadwell playfully upend many classic vampire tropes for a graphic novel that's as surprising as it is delightfully ghastly. Professor Meinhardt and Mister Knox are on a mission to defeat Count Golga, the most evil of all vampires, but to do so, they need to enlist the help of Mister Higgins, who lost his wife to Golga's nefarious schemes and was transformed into a werewolf. With off-kilter shapes, smudgy shadows, pools of brilliant red blood, and plenty of exaggerated body shapes, Johnson-Cadwell's illustrations are certainly eerie, though the sunnier palette and stylized figures are in compelling contrast to the grim story line. When Golga invites Meinhardt, Knox, and Higgins back to his home, the action picks up in an over-the-top, disembodied-limb-strewn twist. Simultaneously a loving homage to and send-up of classic horror, this will surely delight fans of the genre.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Vampires -- Fiction.
Werewolves -- Fiction.
Horror comics.
Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Publisher Milwaukie, OR :2017
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Mister Higgins comes home
Contributors Johnson-Cadwell, Warwick, artist.
Robins, Clem, 1955- illustrator.
Language English
Notes Sequel: Our encounters with evil.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
ISBN 9781506704661
1506704662
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